While most of us 20-somethings are still contemplating whether we want to hit the gym a year later or not, people as old as 95 are participating in marathons and looking forward to future ones!
The annual Hyderabad marathon on Sunday saw mass participation from people of all ages. There were runners as young as 9-years-old and then there was the 95-year-old running enthusiast, Vijay Ramchandra Reddy, who was the oldest there.
Vijay participated in the Super Veteran category of the 10K race, and managed to finish it in 150 minutes!
“I have been running 10K runs for a few years and I hope to up the game next year by running in the 21K category,” he told the Deccan Chronicle. This was his third consecutive year at the marathon.
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Another participant, 84-year-old Brij Mohan Khattar, completed the 5K run at the annual marathon within an impressive 66 minutes!
“This is my marathon debut and I am glad to have completed it in time. In fact, this was easy. Now I want to race in the 10km event next year,” he told the Times of India, adding, “I have been walking 3-4km every day for the past 10 years and that helped me build and maintain my stamina. You need to have a strong will-power and focus on your goal throughout too.”